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Old 07-26-2015, 05:03 PM   #11
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We haven't had any issues with our awning yet. But... We worried about not having any real support. So he built support arms. Also figured it would help in supporting screen walls later on.

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Old 07-26-2015, 10:03 PM   #12
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Hope you turn off the automatic retract switch while you have the support poles in place. If a wind comes up, the unit will retract and both poles will strike the side of the unit. Ask me how I know???
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:08 PM   #13
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That's funny you said that I was just getting ready to say the same thing when your post popped up!
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:35 AM   #14
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Yes! Shoulda said that as well! It is turned off! Trying to make it last longer not shorter! Haha.

We do not use the support poles if it's too windy out. But we also pull the awning in as well.

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Old 07-28-2015, 12:21 AM   #15
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Yes! Shoulda said that as well! It is turned off! Trying to make it last longer not shorter! Haha.

We do not use the support poles if it's too windy out. But we also pull the awning in as well.

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I never leave the awning power switch on. Lesson learned the hard way. DUH
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I never leave the awning power switch on. Lesson learned the hard way. DUH
I misstated my actual answer to the awning switch. I never turn it OFF if the awning is extended. Since I no longer use support polls, I always leave the switch ON. I have no clue as to why I said I never leave it on. DUH!
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:21 PM   #17
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I misstated my actual answer to the awning switch. I never turn it OFF if the awning is extended. Since I no longer use support polls, I always leave the switch ON. I have no clue as to why I said I never leave it on. DUH!

Do you ever think it would be nice to screen the awning area? You would need support poles then. Correct??


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Do you ever think it would be nice to screen the awning area? You would need support poles then. Correct??


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For sure use support poles with a screen enclosure. Those arms are under enough stress already. Don't put any more on them without support.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:21 AM   #20
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Hey Blackhat6mike it seems that within a week of reading this thread (all the while thinking my awning has been performing perfectly) my awning dies. It rolled itself back in never to wake up again. Fuse is fine so it must be the dreaded dead motor. I can't find mention of model name or number in any info we have with Aviator. Do you remember what to tell Carefree to order the part/s?
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